Do You Suffer From Vision Loss?
Have You Been Told “Nothing More Can Be Done?”
If you or a loved one are having problems seeing and doing the things you enjoy, Dr. Ashcraft can help. If you have been told by your eye doctor that a change in your eyeglass prescription will not help you see better, call Dr. Ashcraft. He is trained to design special glasses that can make a difference.
Learn more about how Dr. Ashcraft can help you read,
drive, watch tv, see faces, and use a computer or phone.
How to Drive Safely With Bioptic Telescopic Glasses
How To Watch Television and Recognize Faces
How To See Your Phone, Tablet and Computer
How To Read Mail, Magazines, & Other Printed Material
When a Low Vision Patient is Told Nothing More Can Be Done
- Have you been told nothing more can be done for your vision?
- Are you struggling to read, see faces across the room or view television?
- Do you feel you are losing your independence by not being able to drive?
- Are you unable to do hobbies like playing cards or use the computer?
- Do you have new glasses that are not much better than you old ones?
Hi, I’m Dr. Harold Ashcraft, a low vision optometrist.
With new technology and special vision aids, I help people like you read again, see faces and television, engage in your hobbies again, and in many cases, drive.
It hasn’t always been that way.
Years ago, my own grandmother was struggling with macular degeneration and she came to me for help. She wanted to read, play the organ, and see the faces of her many grandchildren.
I was able to help her read better. But at that time, like most other optometrists, I did not know about all of the possible low vision aids and devices that could help her. I did not have samples to show her.
So, I told my grandmother what you may have been told, that nothing more could be done. I told her I couldn’t help her do the things she wanted to do, like play the organ or see faces.
I didn’t know it then, but I was wrong. Many possibilities existed for her.
If my grandmother were alive today, I would tell her that I could help her. I would show her how she could continue to do the things she loved to do.
If poor vision is holding you back from doing the things you want to do, give me a call at 888-648-9525 to set up a free consultation.
Low Vision FAQ
1. What does low vision mean?
Low vision means vision loss that cannot be corrected with standard eyeglasses, medication, contacts,
2. What are some common causes of low vision?
Some common causes of low vision are macular degeneration, glaucoma, strokes, diabetic eye disease,
inoperable cataracts, Stargardt’s Disease, juvenile macular degeneration, albinism, and Retinitis
3. How do macular degeneration glasses work?
Macular degeneration glasses work by providing more magnification than standard glasses to help
people read and do other near tasks such as seeing cell phones and computers.
4. Can people with low vision drive in California?
In many states, including California, people with low vision (mild to moderate central vision loss but
with good side vision) are permitted to drive, often with the help of bioptic telescopes.
Altadena CA Highlights
Altadena is a small city found within Los Angeles County. Found directly north of the Pasadena, California, it is also located approximately 14 miles from downtown Los Angeles.
Altadena is known for its world famous Christmas Tree Lane located near Santa Rosa Ave. between Altadena Drive and Woodbury Road. The tradition has been a holiday attraction that has been happening since 1920 and is the oldest outdoor Christmas lighting venue in the world. There is a free botanical garden found at the Cobb Estate (East Loma Alta Drive, Altadena).
Altadena Locations and Landmarks
Altadena Senior Center
560 E Mariposa St
Altadena, CA 91001
The Bunny Museum
2605 Lake Ave
Altadena, CA 91001
Hoopla! An Emporium of Good Things
2591 Fair Oaks Ave
Altadena, CA 91001